The early 2010s witnessed a series of anti-government uprisings and nation-wide protests that started in Tunisia and was spread among several Arab countries. Such revolutions primarily started as a protest against antidemocratic political regimes which have led to inequality, economic and social injustice leading to a drastic deterioration of the standards of living.
Rampant corruption has attributed a primary role in the outbreak of such ‘Arab spring’ revolutions. Ten years has lapsed since the first uprising and several questions remained unanswered. In particular, to what extent did the revolutions help to fight corruption? What are the measures that were taken by newly elected governments? Were these measures sufficient to fight corruption? What are the remaining challenges?
The IBA Anti-Corruption Committee will be hosting distinguished speakers from countries affected directly or indirectly by the ‘Arab spring’ including Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, and UAE to give a better understanding on how different governments responded to the upheavals in the region, particularly in connection to their fight against corruption.
Join us for this interactive webinar which will provide a unique overview of the situation in the Arab countries and aims at shedding the light on which country failed or succeeded in the fight against corruption.